Men's Restorative Practice

The purpose of this practice is to soften and create space around the abdominal organs in general, and the prostate and adrenals in particular. Yesterday having been my 40th birthday I thought it might be prudent to include such a practice in my regular routine. This practice contains elements to help support the health of four key organs, the prostate, the adrenals, the testicles and the heart, in light of some serious conditions that men tend to suffer from as they advance in years:

Please bear in mind that this practice is intended to support general health only and is
not intended as medical treatment for any of these illnesses or conditions. Only seek medical advice from a qualified health care practitioner.

Rope Shirshasana
Alternate Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

Rope Child's Pose
Alternate Pose: Child's Pose

Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

Uttanasana (Intense Stretch Pose)

Prasarita Padottanasana 1 (Wide Spread Feet Pose)

Shirshasana (Head Stand
• variation: Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
• variation: Upavishtha Konasana (Seated Angle Pose)

Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

Virasana (Hero Pose)

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Upavishtha Konasana (Seated Angle Pose)

Child's Pose
• over a bolster

Pashchimottanasana (Intense West Stretch Pose)

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
• variation: Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
• variation: Upavishtha Konasana (Seated Angle Pose)

Supta Konasana (Reclined Angle Pose)

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
• any comfortable leg variation
• over a bolster

Setu Bandha (Bridge Pose)
• over a bolster

Viparita Karani (Upside Down Pose)

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)